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Posted by Dirck on 26 August, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 23 August
  • 24 August
  • 25 August
  • 26 August
  • Third draft of “Anne’s Big Day”.
  • Some submissions.
  • All polished up and just sort of 3000 words.
  • Funnily enough, not “Anne’s Big Day”.

† Two Pelikans in one week? I really wanted to match this pen and ink, and as the maker of my rules, I can amend them.

‡ I’ll be offering some thoughts about this next week.

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DIY Homebuilding

Posted by Dirck on 20 August, 2021

I don’t have anything clever to say. Just watch this and be amazed!

If you haven’t seen Howl’s Moving Castle, you should address that. It’s weird and fun.

Today’s pen: Pelikan P1
Today’s ink: TWSBI Blue-black

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Posted by Dirck on 12 August, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 9 August
  • 10 August
  • 11 August
  • 12 August
  • Second draft of “Anne’s Big Day”.
  • Finished, and just under 3000 words.

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Posted by Dirck on 5 August, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 2 August
  • 3 August
  • 4 August
  • 5 August
  • Civic Holiday Day.
  • Pinned on the phone by a needy co-worker seeking advice on a duty.
  • Second draft of “Anne’s Big Day”.
  • About a dozen films reformatted (see last entry).
  • The half the damn lunch-hour.
  • Just 538 typed words.

† I get to exercise my signing authority today at the Sask. Writers Guild (did I mention I am, for the moment, a director?) so in addition to a pen with a distinctive point, I wanted to use an indelible ink; this one is both permanent and magnificently well-behaved.

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Posted by Dirck on 5 November, 2020

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 2 November
  • 3 November
  • 4 November
  • 5 November
  • Yet more damnable trivia
  • Preparing and launching submissions
  • Heaps.
  • Three of them.

 

Why, yes, I am slightly concerned that this is that Writers’ Block we hear so much about. But it’s also just as likely to be a confluence of stress of personal and international sorts, and since the US election seems to be going both in a hopeful direction and without open insurrection, easier breathing should be just on the horizon.

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Posted by Dirck on 29 October, 2020

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 26 October
  • 27 October
  • 28 October
  • 29 October
  • Winter tires.
  • A headache.
  • Other damnable trivia
  • Peril averted!
  • Not quite enough to justify leaving work
  • A veritable mountain.

 

A very small stone on that mountain was paperwork associated with joining the board of directors of the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild.

Which seemed like a brilliant idea right up until the point the voting closed.

No, no, I’m just being dramatic for funnies. It will be an interesting and useful experience, and as far as I can discover not one of my predecessors disappeared mysteriously or met with foul play while serving. It’ll be fine.

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Posted by Dirck on 22 October, 2020

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 19 October
  • 20 October
  • 21 October
  • 22 October
  • Not a sausage.
  • As much nothing as one man is capable of.

 

What’s this? No progress on anything?

No. I’m in a stressed state, as are we all, and I thought I would give my brain a little time off. The little Twitter items are still happening, and being collected at my other establishment, and of course there’s bits of stories developing like yeast colonies all over my brain… at least, I’m pretty sure that’s what they are, and not actual yeast colonies.

†STILL no sample on the site yet, and it may go another week yet.

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Posted by Dirck on 15 October, 2020

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 12 October
  • 13 October
  • 14 October
  • 15 October
  • A nuclear family Thanksgiving
  • Reworking “Disruptions on the Line” for a specific market.
  • Second draft of “Hobb’s Landing”.
  • One tasty Boneless Turkey Breast Roll, plus sides.
  • Done and submitted.
  • Printed, slathered with notes and revisions, awaiting in-machine amendments.

†No sample on the site yet; have I whined about how busy I am?

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Posted by Dirck on 8 October, 2020

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 5 October
  • 6 October
  • 7 October
  • 8 October
  • First draft of “Hobb’s Landing”.
  • Reworking “Disruptions on the Line” for a specific market.
  • I’m calling this draft done at 6100 words.
  • Just a little tweaking done; not quite enough.

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Delayed Gratification

Posted by Dirck on 5 October, 2020

This is not a rare Monday entry.

OK, I guess it is, but it started on Friday, and will look, smell and taste like a Friday entry, with a small sprinkle of ire on top.

Sometime between the posting of last week’s Progress Report and my attempt at the Friday nonsense, WordPress decided that everyone shall now enjoy the new editing mode that they’ve invented. This… became a problem.

It should not have. Apart from my own super-genius powers of adapting to new protocols on the computer (a legacy of having been a user of the things since 1983), you can set it to be functionally similar to the editor that I’ve been using without complaint for…

…um…

…eleven years? What? Really?!

Anyway, what happened when I made the attempt on Friday was a merry little message came up, on a red background: Sorry! You are not allowed to edit this entry. No reason, no “click here to find out more”. Just a slightly polite “bugger off”.

Google didn’t help much. That message had vexed WP users in the past, but I couldn’t find anything about the current newness. And then I had to get back to work.

It turns out the solution was to thoroughly log out, on all platforms. So now I can edit and save and stuff, and with 48 hours of fuming I’ve calmed down enough after this discovery to actually fill the gap. There is a reason that I was so vexed, too– I had news I wanted to share. My story “Wilden Klausen” has been picked up!

I don’t know it the cover art for the anthology is what I’d have picked, but I’m not an editor.

I mean… I’m not against it, but it’s not necessarily selling what’s within. Don’t judge a book by its cover, I guess.

I’m also, WordPress, not a fan of that way of presenting images, but I may find a way of editing that in future. That aside, the book will be out in December (surprise!), and the proceeds will be going to a charity voted upon by the contributors. I will, of course, be returning to this topic as details become available.

Now, the film I was going to offer on Friday, under the title “Terrifying Cultist Chanting” to start October off right:

OK, it’s maybe not cultists, but I’ll bet a chill would run up your spine if you heard it coming from the basement of a disused church.

Friday’s pen: Pelikan P1
Friday’s ink: Diamine Bilberry

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